Monday, June 16, 2014
My daughter came over and we planted a garden this morning. It took us two hours. I know it's kind of late, but we had to wait until my husband could get a tiller borrowed and used and then find a time when the weather would cooperate and she could come over.
I tried three new recipes today. They were good. One was for a smoothie, another for a frozen fruit bar, and another was a pudding made with chia seeds. Those things thicken up nicely.
I finished a book my son had recommended, and caught up on some tv on huluplus.
This evening my daughter and I went for a walk for just over an hour. We don't usually get together so much, so this was nice today!
I'm very happy with all the exercise and with eating such healthy things today. Although...the nutrition tracker says I should have eaten at least 2500ish calories, according to how much exercise I've had today, and I've had less then 1900, but I'm not going to worry about that at all. :)
Sunday, June 15, 2014
This is the first year I've ever been successful feeding orioles, and boy are they enjoying their feeder just outside my kitchen window. I just love their vibrant colors and all of their antics and songs. :)
I enjoy seeing the rabbit that comes to eat under the feeder, and the turkey that does too; as well as seeing all the other birds that come, hummingbirds included, but the orioles are my absolute favorite. I don't know how long they stay in an area, but am enjoying them daily as they are here.
Today I saw a fawn walking, checking some greenery out. It was SO cute. I dare say it was up and about on its own. It decided, when it saw the dogs and I, that it had better go hide again. My dogs tracked it to where it entered the tall grass in the field, but I told them we had to leave the "baby" alone, that that was where it was supposed to be, and they accepted that. The fawn stayed put (I couldn't see it, only where the grass was not all straight up in places-where something obviously had a place to lie down in).
I've been cleaning out and reorganizing, as well as writing down all kinds of health (food,etc.) info I've gleaned from magazines, in my kitchen this weekend.
Tomorrow I plan to get back on track with food and exercise!
Friday, June 13, 2014
'Instead of Using "I'm human" as an excuse to walk in the flesh, try using, "I'm saved" as a reason to walk in the Spirit.'
Friday, June 13, 2014
I went out for lunch with a friend yesterday. She and I had a good visit. She brought to my attention something that I needed to realize (not that she put that in those words), she said that she noticed that I am either all in or all out. That is so true. So, for example, when I first joined spark people, I was all in, and I lost that weight- got to that goal that the doctor wanted me to get to. Then I got discouraged, and I was all out- just "comforting" myself with food. I've been in that up and down pattern ever since. More down than not. It's not just in the area of food either. Today is my last day of job coaching, and so I'll have a few weeks off (at least- since I'm not yet sure if I will be doing summer school or not), and I have various ideas of what I'd like to accomplish during that time. However, I tend to be the type of person who gets overwhelmed and so doesn't do it, or starts it and that's it after a day, or a week or whatever, depending on what it is, and what's happening around me -or not happening around me.
She went on to say "Be strong!" "Let's both be strong". I said okay, but even while saying it I didn't think I could be, and I know she knew that was what I was thinking. She said it again. "Be strong".
I told her that I figured I'd start Monday to eat right again (should have the not so good food done with by then) and that she's welcome to ask me how I'm doing. She said she will. I think I like all this encouragement. :)
So, I saw some shelves in my bathroom I've been wanting to have neatened, and find something I didn't know what happened to, that I could really be using. I told myself- be strong and just do it (another thing she's told me before- "Just do it!"), and....I did. It took hardly any time at all. What a good feeling. I went and made a phone call that needed to be done, that I had been "dreading"- and that was done and over with in no time flat. I still have to go to work yet, but these things got done already. Good feeling! :)
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